Question about Kenmore 40494 / 40495 / 40499 Electric Single Oven

1 Answer

When baking the oven doesn't bake evenly and always bakes quicker than the time on recipes. Items burn and the middle is raw. Can the oven be recalculated to work better?? John

Posted by topwop226 on

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

Electric ovens are always different from gas ovens. You have to set the temperature on average 10-15 degrees lower and watch out 15 minutes earlier if you are baking cakes, 5 mins for cookies etc. Always bake in the centre of the oven. use a metal bowl of water in another tray which may help balance out the temperature

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Tricity Bendix Built in oven TBS749. I have problems when baking as previously tried and tested recipes do not bake properly with burning on the top but the inside not cooked. I had noticed that...


Have you tried to turn the oven on to preheat and observe that the upper and lower heating elements alternately go on and off? Could be that 1 of your elements is burnt out and need replaced.

May 02, 2017 | Ovens

1 Answer

Smoke comes out of top when cleaning oven. Oven takes way to much time to cook. Oven does not cook evenly. Items cooked in oven are burnt outside and almost raw inside.


hello jjm... these ovens have two heating elements. when one is bad they still heat but they bake way too slowly. this is the problem here. the fix is to replace the bad element but in my repair service I always replace both heating elements since when one goes the other is usually not far behind.

Apr 28, 2011 | Kenmore 40494 / 40495 / 40499 Electric...

1 Answer

Why do cakes sometimes collapse while baking?


helllo dis.... There are many things that can cause cakes to fall in the middle.... Jumping, etc., around the baking area is unlikely to be a problem except with very delicate sponge or angel food cakes. More likely, cakes fall when the crust appears to be done, but the batter is not baked through the middle. An uneven baking temperature is a frequent culprit; check the temperature of your oven with a separate baking thermometer, and be certain that your oven holds a steady heat through the entire baking period. Some older ovens preheat properly, then cycle off and drop the temperature after 15 or 20 minutes, which causes the uncooked portion of the cake to fall.

Less likely but possible problems could be inaccurate proportions of baking powder or baking soda if the cake is made from scratch. This could occur with cake mixes if sour milk or buttermilk is used instead of regular milk; the additional acid in sour milk requires additional baking soda to rise properly. Eggs that are not beaten properly, or perhaps beaten too much for the type of cake being made, might also cause problems. Joe

Mar 12, 2011 | Tecnik Ovens

1 Answer

I have an bajaj oven and im trying to bake a cake and everthg i bake it the sides of the cake get baked and the middle portion remains raw..ive tried all the up flame,down flame and also both the up and...


if your oven is gas its is very difficult to make perfect baking of of the uneven heating,if your oven is elecric is with convection that one good compare to gas oven on an electric oven without convection, the advantage of oven the with convection is even heating.

Dec 24, 2010 | Ovens

1 Answer

My oven is burning my baked goods, but shows the right temp with a thermometer. Do I have to turn the dial to broil and then back to the desired temp? Even if the rack is in the middle, everything burns....


If it is convection bake you have to turn the temp down (25 degrees or so) that is listed in the recipe.

The broil setting is not used to bake because it operates differently from the bake setting. So, don't go to the broil setting at all.
The element for bake is under the floor of the oven. You have not indicated whether it is gas or electric, but both of these can have issues with the burner or element.

If you are baking on the correct setting and the oven is heating from the bottom, not the top, this can be caused by hot spots that are created by elements/burners.

to check, look under the floor of the oven. Turn the bake heat up to high and see if the flame is uneven. For an electric oven, the color of the element should be evenly red, no brown spots.

If you are using an oven thermometer, move the thermometer to the spot in the oven that seems to be burning things the most.

Nov 27, 2009 | Kenmore Ovens

2 Answers

OVEN NOT BROWNING CAKES


put dynamite in container. if it blows up, too bad

Apr 12, 2009 | Jenn-Air JGW8130A Electric Single Oven

1 Answer

Oven does not bake evenly.


We placed the pan in the exact center of the oven and backed it for 10min longer than what the recipe stated.

Dec 29, 2008 | Whirlpool SB160PEE Gas Single Oven

1 Answer

Baking with digital oven


First let me address the temp ... Buy a meat thermometer and test it against the temp set in the oven.  Though that isn't the most accurate, it should prove whether or not it is way way off.
Second.. convection baking takes considerably less time.... 
Third... elevation plays a key factor on baking but not so much on cooking meat.  Baking above 2500ft elevation takes 20% longer and above.

Mar 08, 2008 | GE Profile JTP18 Electric Single Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 40494 / 40495 / 40499 Electric Single Oven Logo

330 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Ovens Experts

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18591 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...